Is PS4's Success Due To Superior Multiplatform Titles?
As of right now, the PlayStation 4 has sold twice as many consoles worldwide as the Xbox One (according to numerous sources).
That 10 million-to-5 million drubbing has reasons behind it, obviously. Typically, in the PlayStation vs. Xbox war, it's the superiority of Sony's first-party studios that offers a significant edge for hardcore gamers.
But is at least part of Sony's success due to the better performance of multiplatform games on PS4? We've spent all year seeing headlines for titles that simply perform better on Sony's console, whether it's in the HD department or the frames per second department. In fact, I have difficulty thinking of even one notable multiplatform game that was technically better on the Xbox One. Most major titles have indeed fared better on the PS4 and that could be having a huge impact.
Of course, one could argue that the difference between 1080p and 900 or 980p is negligible. And for the most part, that's true, unless you're absurdly anal. However, that doesn't stop the message sent by a constant slew of headlines that clearly display the PS4's technical edge. The bottom line is that, all things being equal, you want the best version, right? Well, the PS4 and Xbox One are the same price now, neither has really hit us hard with fantasic must-have exclusive software and in the end, it's obvious that positive word-of-mouth has greatly benefited Sony.
And yes, a big part of that positive PR is due to this issue, wouldn't you say?
9/22/2014 9:50:22 PM Ben Dutka